Japan: A Reverence for Beauty
Photographs by Gil Garcetti; Balcony Press, 2015
"When Gil Garcetti visited Japan for the first time in 1967, he was struck with how surrounded he was by beauty. Returning many times over the years Garcetti explored the concept of beauty in a project that is now released as a limited edition folio of lush color photographs. Five short essays provide thoughtful commentary on Japanese culture and tradition.
From the minute texture of moss on wet pavement to the expansive tapestry of an autumn forest; from a spider's perfect web to the avant-garde skyline of Tokyo; from Shinto rites to stitching kimonos, this book provides the range of scale and breadth of subject matter that give true insight into the Japanese reverence for beauty. Published in two languages, this work reveals to Japanese and Americans alike, the lessons of a legacy of beauty that Japanese culture offers. ..."
Limited Edition Folio - printed on richly textured paper and hand sewn into a Limited Edition of 1000 copies. $250
Special Editions - placed into an elegant clamshell with a signed, limited edition photograph. $1000
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